Kathy Parker at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday, November 25, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide, SA 5000.

Kathy Parker. Writer. Poet. Spoken Word. Survivor. Warrior.

Kathy’s work has been published all over the damn place and soon she’ll be able to add to her bio “performed spectacularly and flawlessly at the greatest spoken word event the world has ever seen in front of a bunch of drunken losers while being MC’d by the most charming and polite individual she’s ever met.”

Free Entry
Open mic
$5 gin and soda ‘drink special of the month’
$5 tinnies
$7 imperial pints
Book raffle

Click here for the Facebook event.

The new generation of Paroxysm Press ebooks are here

The new generation of Paroxysm Press ebooks are here. Our most recent three titles are available world wide in epub format;  cheaper than the print versions! See the links below each title for where to make your purchase:

100 LIGHTNINGS (various. ed. Stephen Studach)





DISCOUNTED (Misti Rainwater-Lites)




SIGNALS (Michael Hier)




Caroline Reid at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday, 30th September, 2018
5:30 – 9:00 pm

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Caroline Reid grew up in Kalgoorlie, WA. Highlights include managing to avoid falling down disused mine shafts, being taught how to play guitar by Kevin Bloody Wilson and writing a poem for a competition in the local rag, The Kalgoorlie Miner. The poem wasn’t published but gave her a taste for poetry over songs with a fuck-ton of swearing in them. When she’s not writing, she wanders the streets of Cowandilla in the shade of her pink and green umbrella, and looks forward to suffering hearing loss as a result of living in the flight path. https://carolinereidwrites.blogspot.com/

Caroline recently was runner up in the SA Poetry Slam and will be representing SA at the Australian Poetry Slam at the Sydney Opera House!!

Cheap booze
Kick arse raffle prizes
FREE entry
Open mic

Click here for the Facebook event.

Caleb Pattinson at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday, 26th August
5:30 – 9:30pm

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide

Not since J.J. Abrams rebooted the Star Wars universe has society seen such a creative wordsmith. This has been consistently proven through Caleb’s tinder profile and ability to get a swipe right. Somehow he scraped his way into the Rumble final, where he promptly forgot half his poem.

If you are looking for a night of enjoyment with incredible creativity and talented poetry – maybe give this one a miss. You will get poems about love, politics and mental health though, they just won’t be very good.

Don’t take our word though:

“Of all the poetry I’ve heard this is definitely some of it” – Nadia Patterson

“Of course I still love you my dear” – Caleb’s mum

“Stop asking me to review your poems” – Caleb’s ex housemate

Drinks special to be announced!

Cheap booze
Kick arse raffle prizes
FREE entry
Open mic.

Click here for the Facebook event.

Photograph: Elysha Glaser

20 Years of Paroxysm Press!!

Paroxysm Press published its first book way back in 1998! Come celebrate 20 years of great times, tough times, and more than a few drunken spectacles.

Spoken word early then party on with beer and blurry reminiscing at the bar.

Saturday, 11th August, 2018
Broadcast Bar

66A Grote Street, Adelaide

Doors open 8:00pm.
Limited open mic spots only: 1 poem per person, 8:00 – 8:30 then on with the show…

Spoken word from:

Kerryn Tredrea
Alison Bennett

& tunes from Piers Diprose

Paroxysm Press simply refuses to die; we will not back down, we will not go away. Every year we get bigger, every year we expand our audience and (most importantly) our much valued, much loved cult following. Like-minded writers from around the world now gather here with us to fight for the power of words. Bigger name authors stand by our side even when the rewards are less than they can receive elsewhere because they too believe in the hard, tough, true to life material we publish. They see Paroxysm fight against a world it can never beat – but they stay anyway – because they can see the fire in our eyes.

Click here for the Facebook event.

Nadia Patterson at Spoke N Slurred

Nadia Patterson is young, new and has been absolutely killing it on open mics and in slams. Despite my obvious jealousy ridden rage at this state of affairs I figure she has more than earned her own feature spot.

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide

Sunday 29 July 2018
5:30 – 9:30 pm.

See Nadia in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CymdvSmzMhc

Drinks special to be announced!

Cheap booze
Kick arse raffle prizes
FREE entry
Open mic

Paroxysm Album Tribute Gig – “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse

Friday, July 13 at 7:30 PM

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

Friday the 13th will now be brought to you by Paroxysm Press and Tuxedo (black)Cat.

Last time it was a Jason themed gig, this time we’re celebrating the blackest cat in the 27 club… Amy Winehouse – BACK TO BLACK is her second and final album, and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Unlike her first jazz influenced album, Frank, Back to Black pairs Winehouse with R & B backing band the Dap Kings and is said to have kicked off the Brit neo soul genre. And it’s bloody brilliant!

As always we will be bringing you the cream of local talent to take pieces of Amy and retell her story. And it’s an all chick line up!

Track Listing

Rehab… Kerryn Tredrea
You Know I’m No Good… Kelly Cusack
Me and Mr. Jones… Rachael Mead
Just Friends… Amelia Walker
Back to Black… Tracey Korsten
Love is a Losing Game… Ashlee Karlar
Tears Dry on their Own… Kelly Cusack
Wake up Alone… Rachael Mead
Some Unholy War… Amelia Walker
He Can Only Hold Her… Tracey Korsten
Addicted… Ashlee Karlar

$10 Entry
Cheap Drinks
Hot, fresh art.
Be a lucky cat.

Click here for the Facebook event link.

Spoke N Slurred launches Misti Rainwater-Lites

Sunday 27th May, 2018

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell St, Adelaide.

from 5:30 pm

Come along for the launch of Discounted, a brand new book of poetry from Texas-based author Misti Rainwater-Lites, published by Paroxysm Press. Recordings of her work and live performances also will be available on the night.

Free entry. Book raffle. Cheap drinks.

Kelly Cusack at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday 29th April 2018
5:30 – 9:30pm

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Kelly Cusack has been smashing on the Paroxysm mic for events such as The Adelaide Fringe and album tributes. Now the time has come for her own feature spot at Spoke N Slurred. Click here to see Kelly in action on our YouTube channel at the Guns N’ Roses, Appetite For Destruction tribute.

Drinks special to be announced!

Cheap booze
Kick arse raffle prizes
FREE entry
Open mic

Click here for the facebook event.

Guns N Roses tribute gig video

In case you missed the massive Gun N Roses “Appetite for Destruction” Tribute Gig last year, here are the highlights in glorious HD video!!

Featuring: Kelly Cusack, Khail Jureidini, Kami, Hayden Maddigan, Matthew Smith and Em Wyatt; organised and emceed by Kerryn Tredrea